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Media madness : public images of mental illness

Author: Otto F Wahl
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, Kojak, and Melrose Place, from books, music, cartoons, advertising, and newspapers, we all derive our images of mental illness. These omnipresent media portrayals are at the least insensitive, inaccurate, and unfavorable and at the worst stigmatizing and pernicious. In this important book, Dr. Otto Wahl examines the prevalence, nature, and impact of such depictions, using numerous  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Otto F Wahl
ISBN: 0813522129 9780813522128 0813522137 9780813522135
OCLC Number: 32132684
Description: xiv, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Madness, madness everywhere --
Words and laughter --
A breed apart --
Murder and mayhem --
So what? --
So, why? --
Future images --
Exit lines.
Responsibility: Otto F. Wahl.

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This work seeks to expose the myths about mental illness and the way it is distorted by the American media. The author argues that inaccuracies about mental illness in newspapers, magazines, movies  Read more...

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